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Nov 15, 2011

PTC Extends the Capabilities of Windchill

New Enhancements and Modules Further Help Customers Solve Complex Product Development Challenges.

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced enhanced capabilities for its Windchill® family of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions - further enabling manufacturers to do more throughout the product lifecycle, know more about product performance and get more value from PLM.

Do more throughout the product lifecycle

Windchill Service Information ManagerTM and Windchill Service PartsTM are now available. These new offerings repurpose product structures to enable product-centric information and change management of configuration-specific service and parts information. The product-centric content maintains associativity with engineering CAD data throughout the product lifecycle; resulting in more accurate service and parts information. In turn, this enables a more efficient product and customer support organization.

Know more about product performance

New capabilities within Windchill Product AnalyticsTM (formerly InSightTM) help manufacturers ensure that they meet the latest product performance requirements with expanded specifications to assess product compliance with new REACH substances and the E.U. Battery directive.
Windchill Quality SolutionsTM (formerly Relex®) further enhances product and process quality across the lifecycle with new closed-loop capabilities to ensure that quality problems can be included within the enterprise change management process and that critical Creo design characteristics can be part of a failure analysis.
Windchill NonconformanceTM (new module) offers highly structured, automated, and repeatable processes to validate how non-conforming products were internally addressed.
Windchill MSG-3TM (new module) helps aircraft maintenance groups identify and schedule reliability-centered maintenance tasks in accordance with ATA standard MSG-3 (Maintenance Steering Group v.3).

Get more value from PLM

Windchill SocialLinkTM now makes it easier to dynamically collaborate with product development colleagues by allowing users to add Windchill product events into a community's activity feed or directly post to communities from within Windchill by utilizing the new embedded social toolbar.
PTC System MonitorTM (new monitoring tool) utilizes dynaTrace's Application Performance Management (APM) solution to monitor and proactively detect system bottlenecks in the Windchill production environment before they impact users. This tool will be available at no charge to all Windchill active maintenance customers. Future releases of PTC System Monitor will expand to include support for other PTC Enterprise solutions such as Arbortext® and IntegrityTM.

Availability

These additional Windchill capabilities are available now with the exception of PTC System Monitor, which will be available in early 2012. The timing of any product release, and any features or functionality thereof, is subject to change at PTC's discretion.